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Sewing a Collared Shirt: October 28-November 25

Instructor: Katelin Karbonik


4 Classes - Thursday evenings October 28th to November 25th

5:30PM - 8:30PM 

About this Workshop: 

This workshop is designed to take you through the construction of a customized, collared shirt. Participants will learn how to construct a classic shirt from start to finish and work through a series of sample variations they can apply to their own shirt. This workshop is designed for an intermediate sewist.

We will be covering the following techniques:

  • How to prepare, mark, and cut fabric for a collared shirt
  • How to construct common collared shirt elements: collars, pockets, sleeve plackets and buttons & buttonhole plackets
  • Basic rules for how to determine the order of sewing operations
  • How to customize your shirt with different collar shapes, pockets, etc.

Workshop Materials & Equipment: All provided

  • One of the following shirt patterns will be provided: (please let us know in the order comments which pattern you would like)
    - Fairfield Button-Up by Thread Theory.
    - Mélilot Shirt by Deer & Doe.
    - Archer by Grainline Studio.
    - Granville Shirt by Sewaholic.
    *If you would like to use a different pattern and want to make sure it will work for this class, please reach out! We would love to help. 

  • Fabric, interfacings and buttons as specified by the participant’s chosen pattern will be provided. 

  • Gather will also provide sewing machines and tools. You are welcome to bring any favorite tools with you. Please have your items labeled so we make sure they make it home with you! If you'd like to use your own sewing machine please let us know.

About the Instructor:

Katelin Karbonik is an expert sewist specializing in sewing garments. Katelin is equally skilled at complex tailoring and sewing garment staples, and loves sharing her knowledge with sewists of all skill levels. Katelin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for all things textile has taken her to some incredible places over the past several years! She just finished an MA in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, where her final project included a detailed hand-sewn reconstruction of a medieval pourpoint (doublet). She currently works as Associate Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, and has worked assessing, repairing, and constructing costumes for Fort Edmonton Park as well as interning at the Royal Alberta Museum in textile conservation. 


This course is designed for an advanced beginner/intermediate level skill level. You will need to first complete our intro to sewing workshop or have equivalent skills. Not sure this is right for you? Send us a message or drop by the studio!

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PLEASE NOTE: It is important to us to keep you all safe! Participants may be required to wear a mask for the duration of the workshop according to government guidelines. Please do not come to your workshop if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are feeling unwell. In order to provide high quality workshops, our Workshop Policies remain the same even though last minute cancellations may be more likely due to the health crisis. We are not able to refund workshops. We are able to provide a store credit for workshops cancelled with 72 hrs notice. We are not able to provide a refund or store credit for cancellations with less than 72 hrs notice, even for participants who are feeling unwell. Thank you for your understanding.


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